It Bee all yellow!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Spots & Stripes.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps  as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve taken the most adorable Bugaboo Brats Bugs – Girl Bee by Bugaboo Stamps and coloured her up with Graph’It Markers.The flower and bobbly bits on the end of her antennae (yeah,technical I know!) have had added sparkle from a Gold Glitter Shake Marker.After shading her wings,pulling the colour out for a softer look with the Graph’It Blender Pen,I coated them in Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Here’s a closer look :

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The rest of the card has been kept fairly simple with hexagonal die cuts of spotty & stripey papers.I placed a greeting on top of one.This actually comes from Bees – Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps but I thought it would work well here too 🙂 I’ve added some tiny black gems to her eyes,also to the ‘i’ and exclamation mark.I can’t take credit for the idea tho’.This is just the type of detail that the inspirational and super talented Bonnie,with whom I have the pleasure of working alongside at Craft Your Passion,adds – and I usually forget!LOL XD….To complete the card I’ve stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom threaded on a chipboard button.Have to admit yellow isn’t a colour I usually go for but it suits this gal perfectly 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Bugaboo Brats Bugs – Girl Bee by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment :  Bees – Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Gold Glitter Shake Marker,Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
Papers : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8 Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons and Ribbons,Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiment Designs :  Recipe:- 1 image, 2 papers, 3 different embellishments
Creative Card Crew : Recipe:- 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 gems/pearls 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
My Craft Spot : Polka Dots
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts : The 3 B’s: Birds, Bugs & Butterflies
The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use embellishments
Crafty Calendar :  Lets Celebrate
Di’s Digis Designs : Spots & Dots
Delicious Doodles : Must Use a Ribbon
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge : Polka Dots
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes 
Pattie’s Creations : For The Little Girls
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Happy Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty : Celebrate
A & T Emerald Faeries : Things with Wings
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts Online : Birthday for a Female
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : What a fuss…fussy cutting
Digistamps 4 Joy : Ribbon
Inky Impressions : Ribbon
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The sweetest Christmas gift

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Just a reminder that the ABC (Anything But a Card) challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday 27th December.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image  to enter and one random winner will get a $12 Gift Certificate to spend in the shop.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

I decided to create this Maria’s Treat Box after finding a great tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.So easy to make and put together 🙂 I’ve used Emo in a Gift Box by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding some white gel pen highlights.Isn’t she sweet peeping out of the box like that!

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Instead of giving this away I’m going to sit it on my mantelpiece filled with sweet treats for my family.Hence using papers from the same set as my So Tweet for Christmas project.I’ve also added a kraft card and Distress Crackle Paint snowflake to match it too and a punched kraft border dabbed with more paint.I wrapped some lovely stitched ribbon around it too to pick up the dots on the paper along with the highlights on the image.The sentiment can be found in the Christmas Word Art section at Just Some Lines.I hope my family like this extra little treat I have in store for them!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Emo in a Gift Box,Feel the Season Christmas Word Art both by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura white Gelly Roll pen,Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Green card Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Light coloured kraft card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Marianne Design Snowflakes (LRO 123),Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish :  Cord from stash,Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & More : Small Christmas present
Raise The Bar : Let it snow
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything with a sentiment 
Craft Us Crazy : Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday : Eat Drink and be Merry
Delightful Challenges : Anything goes
Hanna & Friends : Christmas
MilkCoffee Challenge : Christmas or Winter Holiday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Creative Belli : Christmas
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Digistamps 4 Joy : Something magical about Christmas
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed : Christmas 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas
Stampavie and More : Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge : Traditional Christmas Colours
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Die Cuttin’ Divas : More Holiday Spirit
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes For Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything But A Card
Creative Stamp Friends : Christmas Packages
Digi Makeover Challenge : Use image that has gift on it OR using wrapping paper on your project
Kaboodle Doodles : Christmas/Holiday
Lexi’s Creations : Snow 
Paper Playtime : Winter Fun
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Christmas
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
Anything But A Card Challenge : Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Christmas Gifts
Gingerloft : Christmas or Winter
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
PanPastel UK Challenge : Christmas Time
The Squirrel & the Fox : Christmas
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x